The Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting that plans for a large-scale hotel will be unveiled in Lake George this week.
According to the newspaper, local developer Dave Kenny is hoping to build a six-story chain hotel in the resort village that...
Jul 18, 2003 — A former pastor from Lake George who pleaded guilty to vehicular assault for a head-on crash that injured three others has been sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation. Jody Tosti has more. Go to full article
Jul 16, 2003 — A 5-year old girl with a life-threatening ailment was granted a visa so she can come to Albany from Zimbabwe and receive crucial surgery. As Jody Tosti reports, she got some financial help from the North Country. Go to full article
May 02, 2003 — Many people who live on Lake George still draw their drinking water directly from the shore. It's considered one of the cleanest big lakes in the country. But a new coalition of groups that met this week says accelerating development threatens that quality. As Brian Mann reports, storm-water erosion, sewage, and even road salt are changing the lake's chemistry. Go to full article
Apr 29, 2003 — Officials in Lake George plan to vote in two weeks on a rule that would ban jetskis and other personal watercraft. But a new group is organizing to block the change. As Brian Mann reports it's part of a movement in the region to support motorized access to lakes and state land. Go to full article
Apr 17, 2003 — Stiff winds that rattled the north country Wednesay damaged docks and boathouses on Lake George. The Glens Falls Post Star is reporting that the gale topped 30 miles per hour, ramming lake ice against the shore. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Mar 19, 2003 — Voters went to the polls across the region on Tuesday to elect local officials. Many races were uncontested and, in general, turn-out was light. Brian Mann has this survey of some of the more interesting results. Go to full article
Jan 10, 2003 — A key committee of the Adirondack Park Agency has rejected plans to use a chemical herbicide in Lake George. Meeting yesterday, the Agency effectively killed efforts to use SONAR to fight an invasive plant species. As Brian Mann reports, pro-environment groups praised the decision, while local residents reacted with fury. Go to full article
Dec 17, 2002 — A political fight is underway over the use of a chemical herbicide in Lake George. For years, local residents have watched with alarm as an invasive plant species called Eurasian watermilfoil spread into bays and coves, choking out native plants. The issue is now the subject of intense lobbying in Albany. In the summer of 2001, Brian Mann traveled to Lake George to see the problem first hand. He sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
Dec 16, 2002 — The Adirondack Park Agency has delayed a final vote on the use of a chemical herbicide in Lake George. Many locals hope the chemical "Sonar" will kill an invasive plant species called Eurasian watermilfoil. But Park Agency staff oppose the plan. As Brian Mann reports, the debate has turned ugly, with Lake George residents promising to lobby Governor Pataki.
Tuesday during regional news, we'll take the sonar question out onto the waters of Lake George, revisiting a summer trip to a bay that's infested with Eurasian watermilfoil. Go to full article